This category is about corporate social responsibility (CSR), a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. The goal of CSR is to embrace responsibility for the company’s actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public sphere.
The NGOs Humanity United and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre recently issued a report that is pessimistic about the global apparel industry’s efforts to eradicate forced labor from their supply chains. While Adidas scored relatively high, most of the world’s largest apparel companies are laggards on labor and human rights.
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Nearly 1 in 3 American adults has an arrest record that may appear on a routine employment background check, affecting their chances of being hired. Proponents say ‘ban-the-box’ policies, which delay background checks in the hiring process, can help. But some researchers link the policies to racial discrimination in hiring. Is ban the box to blame, or is it just another case of systemic racism?
This week, Google announced that all of its operations, including offices and data centers, will be powered by 100 percent renewables next year. Its investments have led to $3.5 billion in infrastructure spending over the past several years.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals address the major sustainability challenges of today and are the right causes to rally around, explains GRI Deputy Chief Executive Teresa Fogelberg.
The one-for-one business method counts retail companies such as Toms and Warby Parker among its success stories. But the model can — and should — be applied to other industries, such as healthcare and education, argues tech entrepreneur Vivek Kopparthi.
Bonded labor has become common across India’s garment sector, as suppliers seek to keep costs down in a hyper-competitive industry. Within this sector, a corrupt system entraps as many as 120,000 young women and girls annually.
Amnesty International describes the global palm oil industry as a “disgrace.” Lands continue to be cleared for plantations, where workers — some of them children — are pushed to the brink and paid grossly unfair wages, the group insists.
Are we taking the right approach when we focus solely on the business case for sustainability? Should we inject a bit more balance and humanity into our arguments by stating a strong moral case too?
Community-based composting could help municipalities cope with the pesky problem of food scraps and yard clippings. TriplePundit spoke with two community composting organizations to learn about their challenges, as well as how they scaled over time.
C&A Foundation, Remake, Freedom Fund, and TriplePundit hosted a discussion on forced labor – an issue that still plagues supply chains around the world.
Last week Levi’s CEO Chip Bergh issued an open letter asking people to refrain from bringing firearms into the company’s stores and offices. Some gun fans say they plan to boycott Levi’s in favor of Wrangler. But the latter company’s sustainability cred may surprise some of its new customers.
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This week a group of corporate executives, sustainability consultants and environmental activists gathered in — wait for it — Florida to discuss their role in climate action. The consensus? If Washington is hell-bent on dismantling progress, the private sector must become equally hell-bent on protecting it.